Despite advances in oncology, dermatology, and genetics, one of the most commonly occurring cancers is skin cancer. Written by oncology and dermatology nurse experts, the latest volume in the site-specific cancer series provides a comprehensive review for nurses caring for patients who have been diagnosed cancer of the skin. ""Skin Cancer"" discusses the etiology and pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnostic criteria, prevention, treatment, and relevant research of skin cancer. Cancers of the skin that are covered include melanoma basal call, squamous cell, Merkel cell, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This book also provides a discussion of treatment modalities used in each type of skin cancer, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunologic, biologic, and targeted therapies. If you are involved in the treatment of patients with skin cancer, either in an outpatient or inpatient setting, this is a volume you will want to add to your nursing library.
Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 277 x 216 x 10 mm